We live in a day and age where technology has become a staple in our day to day lives. The Internet is a phenomenon that many can not live without and with advances like Facebook, MySpace, and YouTube, the Internet has not just become a useful tool, but is also an excellent source of entertainment for many. The website YouTube is one site that is dedicated solely to the use of personal videos that are viewed for recreational purposes only. This is a site where you can find a video on just about any topic that you want. What are the most popular videos on YouTube? Those that deal with celebrity life and gossip will always be the videos scoring the biggest hits.
What is the big attraction with celebrity videos? The celebrity lifestyle is one that is deemed unattainable by the average American, so being able to get a snapshot of what a day in the life of a celebrity is like is very entertaining. Celebrities are admired and they are not only famous but they also are among the wealthiest people on the planet. For people that don’t have a lot of money, being able to look at the lives of the rich and famous is an extremely entertaining venture.
Celebrity videos can take on the appearance of excerpts from talk shows or interviews, outtakes from shoots or filming that they have done, or just random videos taken by some lucky photographer that is lucky enough to get close. Most often, regardless of what the actual topic is of the video, these are the funniest videos available to the general public. Outtakes are a very comical way to see a celebrity act a little more human by creating goofs and slip-ups while on camera. Celebrities are often viewed as being perfect entities, so when these goofs are caught in film, it is very funny for the viewing public. If you can catch your favorite sports hero caught in a slip-up, their talent seems much more human than otherwise and thus, your hero seems more human as well.
Real life dramas are also seen to be amusing to the public. When a layperson can catch a glimpse of a marital fight between Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, or see pop icons bleaching their children’s teeth or threatening to knock out the paparazzi, the public finds this very funny. The real value then in humorous videos of celebrities lies in the sense that when we watch people that have a tendency to be idolized act like a human being, it makes us feel a little bit better about ourselves. No longer are these iconic celebrities viewed as perfect creatures that make no mistakes, when their goofs and dramas are caught on film. It is not only funny, but reassuring to see that they are not as perfect in real life as they appear on the big screen.